The Rocky Mountain Region (RMR) is an affiliate of the national Wound Ostomy and Continence Nurses Society (WOCN). The RMR serves members from Arizona, Colorado, New Mexico, Wyoming and Utah. Membership is processed through the WOCN and applicants are assigned to a region based on geographical location.

The RMR holds two regional conference meetings per year. One meeting occurs during the national WOCN conference, in the late spring/summer and the second is held during the fall. The site of the fall conference rotates between all five member states. Regional conferences and meetings provide members with opportunities to network with colleagues, gain updated information on the latest products and practices, and participate in continuing education offerings. The RMR provides such opportunities to enhance the field of Wound Ostomy and Continence Nursing through professional organization and affiliation


The RMR exists to promote the professional and educational advancement of the Wound Ostomy Continence (WOC) Nurse. In this way we guide the delivery of expert health care to people with wounds, ostomies, and incontinence.
The Rocky Mountain Region of the WOCN fosters high standards of practice relating to the care, teaching, and rehabilitation of persons with ostomies, incontinence needs, and chronic wounds.



Derick Alexander FNP-BC, CWOCN
Phoenix, Arizona
[email protected]
Term ends: 2016

President Elect

Erica Thibault RN, MS, CNS, APN, CWON
Denver, Colorado
Term Ends: 2017


Janet Schmidbauer BSN, RN, CWOCN
Phoenix, Arizona
[email protected]
Term Ends: 2017


Janie Arndt MS, RN, CWOCN, ACNS-BC
Fort Collins, Colorado
[email protected]
Term Ends: 2016

RMR Officer Election

Rocky Mountain Region WOCN holds elections yearly during the Fall Regional Conference.
Elected officers are President, Vice President, Secretary and Treasurer. Terms are two years long. The President and Secretary are elected every two years on even years. The Vice president and Treasurer are elected every two years on odd years. Newly elected officers take office effective January 1st of the year following the election.

If you are interested in becoming part of the Rocky Mountain Region Board of Directors, please contact us.